1 Kings 19:4-19; 2 Kings 2:2-15
- We must continually raise up leaders to fill the need for the next generation.
- The current generation of leaders must look for and challenge the next generation of leaders (not just adults but current youth leaders preparing the next generation).
- The potential leader must count the cost and pay the price by sacrificing and following his mentor-to-be.
- The potential leader takes the initiative to stay close and “shadow” his mentor; paying close attention to detail.
- The potential leader sees the strengths, experience and fruit of his mentor and desires it. He/she should desire to rise to the level of his/her mentor and rise above that because of the experience and knowledge he/she gains.
- The Senior Leader passes his authority on to his mentee. This usually involves a ceremony identifying the transition.
- Others recognize the transfer of spiritual authority and follow the new leader.
This is true for Church, business, Family, organization, ministry.
This lesson will be followed up by a brief summary of John Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership.